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“Crack” Chicken

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2013

When I was stationed in Korea a few years ago, my family and I used to frequent a fried chicken place that served the most delicious chicken…

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Ahi Tuna Poke

Posted on Oct 15th, 2013

Poke is a Hawaiian dish traditionally served as an appetizer, but it can also be a main dish when served with rice or corn titiyas. Modern…

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Ahi Tuna Poki Salad

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2015

This is a new twist on Ahi Tuna Poki. Marinate good quality cubes of ahi tuna in my Japanese Vinaigrette dressing and serve with your favorite salad…

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Arroz Caldo

Posted on Nov 15th, 2013

Arroz Caldo is a classic Filipino dish that made its way into Chamorro kitchens. This is my version of this delicious comfort food. It's very quick…

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Posted on Aug 29th, 2014

These chicken lettuce wraps are a good choice if you're looking for a quick dish to make for an appetizer or a light meal.  I created this recipe…

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Authentic Korean Cabbage Kimchi

Posted on Jul 31st, 2014

My Korean sister-in-law, Min, is an excellent cook.  She's the one who taught me how to make all my favorite Korean dishes, like Jap Chae, Bulgogi,…

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Bean Sprout & Cucumber Kimchi

Posted on Aug 16th, 2013

This is a very light and tasty side dish that can double as your salad.  I love it served alongside my Kimchi Soup as well as with Korean Ssambap…

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Chicken Macaroni Salad

Posted on Aug 15th, 2014

Macaroni salad one of my family's favorite side dishes.  There are many, many macaroni salad variations, but we're simple...we like two specific…

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Easy Guava Cake

Posted on Feb 13th, 2014

Guava Cake is a delicious Hawaiian dessert that is quickly becoming popular nationwide.  It's traditionally made with chiffon cake, but my quick and…

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Easy Phở

Posted on Aug 17th, 2014

Phở is a Vietnamese noodle soup made with an intensely flavorful broth poured over flat rice noodles and garnished with thinly sliced meat.  A…

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Green Chicken Curry

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2014

There are so many varieties of curries -- from chicken, to beef, to all vegetable -- I haven't found a curry I didn't like. 😉 It's such a…

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Hannah’s Carne Asada Tacos

Posted on Feb 21st, 2014

My daughter loves to cook as much as I do, and she loves to experiment with new dishes.  This is her take on Carne Asada Tacos, complete with her…

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Hawaiian Pulled Pork

Posted on Jun 17th, 2014

This is a cross between two of my family's favorites -- Kahlua Pork and traditional pulled pork with BBQ sauce. The pork has that hint of…

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Japanese Salad Dressing

Posted on May 11th, 2014

There is a sushi restaurant I frequent that serves a creamy white salad dressing with their salads that I just love.  It's sweet, savory, and…

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Japanese Vinaigrette

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2015

I love salads, but it's all about the dressing for me. I've been experimenting with various salad dressings but I always seem to migrate toward…

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Japchae (or Chapchae), Korean Stir-fried Noodles with Vegetables

Posted on Aug 16th, 2013

I love Korean food.  Japchae is one of my favorites because it has noodles, beef, and a lot of my favorite vegetables like mushrooms, onions,…

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Kimchee Noodles

Posted on Sep 1st, 2014

Kimchee noodles is a quick and easy side dish that is a must-have for your gatherings, and it goes especially well with BBQ meat dishes. This is…

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Kimchi Soup

Posted on Aug 12th, 2013

My name is Annie and I love kimchi. There...I've admitted it, although it really wasn't such a secret.  🙂  I've eaten kimchi since I was a…

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Korean Lettuce Wraps (Ssambap)

Posted on Aug 17th, 2013

When my family and I lived in Seoul, we had a favorite restaurant that was nestled along the Han River.  Like many Korean BBQ restaurants, this…

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Lasagne al Forno

Posted on Sep 15th, 2013

I first made this lasagne years ago, when I lived in Germany (yes, Germany, not Italy).  There was this small family run Italian…

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Lumpia

Posted on Jul 28th, 2013

Lumpia is a staple at most Chamorro gatherings.  There are fried and fresh versions, both of which are extremely popular. There are so many…

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Musubi

Posted on Aug 16th, 2013

I am so happy to be FINALLY writing this post!  Not just because I love musubi, but because it's my inaugural SPAM post!!!  (Applause, applause,…

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Pancit Bihon

Posted on Oct 13th, 2014

Pancit Bihon is a Filipino dish that Chamorros adopted as their own, fusing ingredients from several cultures as well as using home-grown…

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Panko Crusted Fried Fish & Shrimp

Posted on Aug 1st, 2014

Our family loves seafood.  One of our favorite ways to serve fish and shrimp is to coat them in panko breadcrumbs and fry them until golden brown…

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Pork & Shrimp Chop Suey with Noodles

Posted on Aug 7th, 2013

Chop suey most often refers to a stir fried noodle dish, but I like my version of chop suey with a bit of gravy.  I guess my brain refuses to…

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Siopao

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2014

Siopao is a favorite snack on Guam that is of Chinese (Cha Siu Bao, or Chinese BBQ Pork Buns) or Philippine origin (Siopao Asado).  The Philippine…

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Thai BBQ Pork

Posted on Oct 26th, 2014

Thai BBQ Pork is one recipe you'll definitely want to try.  The secret is really in the marinade and basting sauce.  Cilantro, soy sauce, lots of…

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Thai Beef Salad

Posted on Aug 29th, 2014

This popular Thai beef salad can serve as an appetizer or a meal.  It's quick and easy to prepare so you can have it on your table in just a few…

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The Best Sashimi Ever

Posted on Jan 14th, 2014

I love sashimi! If you don't care to eat raw fish, then I'm sorry, but this recipe is not for you.  BUT, you can share it with someone who does!…

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Yaki Mandu

Posted on Aug 17th, 2013

Have I mentioned that I love Korean food?  No?  Okay then -- I LOVE Korean food. I have lots of favorites when it comes to Korean cuisine, but…

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